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By No owner — last modified Sep 09, 2015 11:11 PM

 Oman - Profile

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  • Most yachts visiting Oman are en route for the Red Sea; the route from India, particularly Bombay, passes very close to Raysut. Over the last few years trade from visiting yachts has declined due to the piracy problems, however when things improve the new marina facilities in the country deserve a visit.
  • Oman now recognises the benefits to be derived from tourism and many new tourist facilities have been developed in the past several years, mostly around the Muscat area and in the country's interior.
  • Yachts are much more welcome now and can stop for a few days at Port Salalah, near the town of Salalah as well as Muscat, where there are good marina facilities.
  • The people are very friendly and hospitable, especially as few yachts call here.

Security

November 2015: With the current security situation added to the piracy risks, it is not recommended yachts cruise in this area.

Weather

April to October is very hot and humid - it can reach up to 122°F (50°C) in the shade. November to March is the NE monsoon when the climate is more pleasant, with occasional rains.

Oman Weather Forecast.

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page.

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alexdem
alexdem says:
Apr 30, 2014 10:49 PM

I have visited Salalah in March,2014. Great surprise - you need agent to come inside port. It cost 200-300 USD. You need to have 3rd party liability insurance, if not - you'll be fined (130USD). Port fees was about 200 USD (including water). You can fill diesel, agent will help you to agree with BP office. Staying alongside near Port control tower. There is shop for provisioning inside port with free delivery onboard. So, very expensive country, if you have enough diesel and water, go directly to much more friendly Aden.

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